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Let’s Keep Florida’s Workers’ Comp System Working

June 13, 2016 | |

By Mark Wilson, Tallahassee President and CEO Florida Chamber of Commerce Job creators beware — even though your business’ workers’ compensation rates decreased over recent years, a Florida Supreme Court ruling is reversing that trend — potentially pushing your rates toward the near-record levels of the early 2000s, absent a legislative remedy. The high court’s […]

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Innovation is New Driving Force in Central Florida’s Economy

June 07, 2016 |

By: Randy Berridge, President of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council and Florida Chamber Foundation Trustee Say “Florida” and images of a famous mouse and citrus come to mind. While it’s true that tourism and agriculture are responsible for more than 2 million jobs in Florida, innovation is quickly becoming a key driver in Florida’s […]

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Protecting Floridians from Zika Outbreak

May 07, 2016 | |

Hardly a week goes by without officials reporting another new case of the Zika virus in Florida. While all of the cases in Florida have so far been travel-related, concerns about the virus spreading are real. With the summer mosquito season fast approaching, Florida simply can’t afford to take this situation lightly. The Centers for […]

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Rep. David Santiago Speaks to Florida Chamber Members on Importance of International Trade

Speaking to Florida Chamber members, partners and Consuls General during an International Days dinner, Representative David Santiago (R- Deltona,), Vice Chair of the House Transportation & Ports Subcommittee, shared his insights on his experience visiting Taiwan and the importance of and impact that trade can bring.  Rep. Santiago also remained supportive to opening up avenues […]

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Adopt A Reader

February 04, 2016 |

The Facts are Staggering. 61% of low-income families do not have a single book suitable for a child. Perhaps the most serious problem with current literacy campaigns is that they ignore, and even divert attention from, the real problem: Lack of access to books for children of poverty. Half of children from low-income communities start […]

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What to Expect From Emerging Markets

India has ousted China as the emerging market with the most growth potential, according to Agility’s latest Emerging Markets Logistic Index. The top 5 ranking positions for Market Connectedness with ports and infrastructure are: UAE Malaysia China Chile Saudi Arabia The report also covers “Markets on the Move,” “Trade Lanes,” and an “Outlook and Overview.” […]

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